Grant Opportunities

Eligible Applicants 

Eligible entities for grant funding include incorporated municipalities within the County, special districts that provide recreational services or amenities, and recreation districts.

2018 Opportunities

View a list of the 2018 grant recipients here.

2019 Opportunities

Arapahoe County Open Spaces has allocated $4M for a single grant cycle in spring 2019, to be awarded in three categories:

  • Six or More Standard Grants:  $100,001 to $500,000, 25% total project cost minimum cash match
  • Up to Five Small Grants:  $1,000 to $100,000, 10% total project cost minimum cash match
  • Up to Five Planning Grants:  $1,000 to $100,000, 10% total project cost minimum cash match

Each agency may submit a maximum of three applications for the 2019 cycle, to include no more than two standard grant applications.

Application materials will be available on January 16, 2019.  Applications are due on April 12, 2019 and awards will be announced no later than August 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically through the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Online Grant Portal

Two training sessions will be available for applicants. Attendance is at one of these sessions is recommended, but is only mandatory if you are a new applicant or did not attend a training session in 2018:

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 1-2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 9-10:30 AM

Both trainings will be held in the CSU Extension meeting room, 6934 S. Lima Street, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.